Now is the time to go trout fishing alone or with family or friends. Trout season opened last week, and with freshly stocked waterways in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, it’s pretty easy to catch a fish.
What not to like? Being outside in the fresh, clean air with the anticipation and excitement of catching a fish can really be a ton of fun for kids and adults alike. And fishing can take place safely on the shore.
Next week, the State Department of Environmental Management will conduct a second round of trout stocks in heavily fished areas. And, due to improved conditions, Foster Green Acres, Foster; Memorial Park Pond, Lincoln; and the Geneva stream and pond, North Providence, will be seeded.
How to start
Equipment for trout fishing in April doesn’t have to be expensive. Manny Macedo of Lucky Bait & Tackle in Warren said, “We have light trout rod and reel combinations ranging from $ 16 to $ 30. You can use them for trout and later in the year to catch snapper blues [baby bluefish] in coves and harbors. The price range for adult starter rods and reels can vary and the rigs can also be used for light saltwater fishing.